Himachal Tourist Guide

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Places of Interest in Dalhousie - HImachal Pradesh

Bakrota Hills

A five kilometer popular walking circuit through Bakrota mall, Offering splendid mountain views.  Visit for a brisk walk round the hills and have a view of snow clad peaks. It is 5 km from Dalhousie.

Bakrota Hills, DalhousieBakrota Hills, located at an altitude of 2085 m above the sea level in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, is part of the Dalhousie Hill Station. A superb view of the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas can be had from here. The Bakrota Mall at a height of 2085 m in the Bakrota hills is beautiful place to walk. The Bakrota Mall offers a 5 km popular walking path around the hill, which is frequented by throngs of tourists every year. It goes round the hill and offers you a spectacular view of the snow covered mountains. The unpredictable golden sunshine that filters through the oak, pin and deodar trees is an exhilarating experience.

The fascinating and bewitching Bakrota Hills offer to the tourists the brisk walk round the hills besides a grand view of snow-clad peaks. It is one of the finest and soul refreshing places in Dalhousie. The matchless beauty of Bakrote Hills haunt you in a different way and leaves you speechless. Thick 'Deodar' forests seem like a beautiful green carpet covering the surrounding hills. Soul refreshing pure mountain air refreshes you at every turn and you just begin to mix your inner heart with the beauty of nature. Dalhousie experiences heavy snowfall during winter and then majestic Bakrota Hills start the white magic of snow and enjoy.

FAST FACTS : 

Climate : In winter, the temperature gets quite low and heavy woollens are required. In summer, the climate is mild light woollens/cottons are recommended.

Altitude : Bakrota is, located at an altitude of 2085 m above the sea level in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, is part of the Dalhousie Hill Station.

Best Time to Visit : Whole year.

HOW TO REACH / ACCESS / GETTING THERE : 

Air : The nearest airport is at Dharamsala, a three-hour drive away and at Gaggal in Kangra. 

Rail : Nearest Railhead is at Pathankot. Appox. 95-100 km away.

Road :  Having a well connected motorable roads to other cities. Tourist taxis and buses are available for local transport as well.

ATRACTIONS / PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND BAKROTA HILLS : 

Moti Tibba : The mall is around the hills Moti Tibba (formerly Tehra), Portreyn Hill and Upper Bakrota, about 330m above Gandhi Chowk. This is the most popular travel place to stroll as it runs through oak, conifer and rhododendron forests. You can see black-faced langurs (a kind of monkey) and rhesus macaques leaping from tree to tree.

Other Interesting Places in  and around Dalhousie

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